World Be Free -- the hardcore supergroup of vocalist Scott Vogel (Terror, Buried Alive), guitarists Andrew Kline (Strife) and Joe Garlipp (Despair), drummer Sammy Siegler (Youth of Today, Judge, CIV, Rival Schools), and new bassist Alex Barreto (Chain of Strength), who had to replace original bassist Arthur Smilios (Gorilla Biscuits) -- have announced the One Time for Unity EP, their first release since their 2016 debut LP The Anti-Circle. Speaking about Alex Barreto replacing Arthur Smilios (which had to happen for geographical reasons), Sammy said, "Band members are all key ingredients, you change one and it can influence the sound. Alex’s approach is more agro, heavier and you hear that in this music."
The new EP was self-produced, tracked with Davey Warsop, and mixed by Jon Markson, and it features guest vocals on the title track by Hot Water Music's Chuck Ragan. "Hot Water Music is my favorite band ever, so to have him on a song is a dream come true for sure," said Scott. "Having Walter (Shreifels) on the first record, and now Chuck on this second release, is really special for me. I would have never imagined this would come together in my lifetime."